Are You One Of A Kind?

Hello everyone!  I’m back again today with another Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #168: Baby Wipe Stamping!!  I’m so excited about this Make It Monday.  Ashley taught us how to use baby wipes to do our multicolor stamping.  I had a blast with this technique today.

Take a look:

baby wipes and reinkers

First I added Stampin’ Up!’s new in colors to my baby wipe.  I randomly added the ink to the baby wipe.

teast sheet

I wanted to make sure my card looked a little different then Ashley’s, so I stamped my sentiment using the same baby wipe.  I used this piece of card stock as my scrap to make sure my stamps were inking up properly.  I love the colors on this butterfly and the sentiment.  Can you see how each stamp has different colors.  No two stamps are the same.

butterfly closeup

Closer look at my butterfly.  The colors are awesome!

sentiment closeup

Closer look at my sentiment. These colors are delicious.

Smile somone loves you

I absolutely love how my card turned out. This was such a great technique to try.  The look reminds me of water-coloring, which everyone who knows me, knows I LOVE water-coloring.

Supplies used:

Tangelo Twist ReinkerHello Honey ReinkerBlackberry Bliss ReinkerLost LagoonWet Paint 3Life is Beautiful Stamp SetLife is Beautiful DieUltra Thick White CS 120Big Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformStampin' TrimmerStampin' DimensionalsMME Enamel Dots

So tell me what you think.  I would love to hear from you.

~Kymona

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What’s Popping, “YOU” Are!!!

Hello everyone!!  It’s a new week, which means new Muse Challenge.  I’m excited again because I was given honorable mention from the ladies over at the Muse Challenge for last weeks card!!  I get all giggly when I see my name and card showcased.   The winners and the other honorable mentions are talented women and I’m so happy for all of them.

So this week I’m back again with another card for this week Muse Challenge #71.  Our Muse for this week is Therese Calvird.  Stacking die cuts are what we are challenged to do.

Take a look at Therese’s card:

Hello

I love how she was able to match the lines in her background with the lines on her hello’s.  Everything follows so nicely and it looks so pretty.  I tried this same technique with my card.

Take a look at my card:

You are a true friend

I created this card using all of the Stampin’ Up! in colors.  I used Simon Says Stamps wide stripes stamp to created the background.  I die cut 5 of the you’s and stacked them with a stamp you.  I added the “you” to the background and aligned the colors on the you with the background for a seamless finished.

You are a true friend closeup

Here is a close up of the stacked” you”.  I stamped the sentiment right under the you so that it looks natural.  This technique was fun to do so I might try it again on another card.

Let me know what you think of my card.

Supplies used:

Tangelo Twist InkMossy Meadow InkLost Lagoon InkHello Honey InkBlackberry Bliss InkSSS Big You DieSSS HelloYouOnyx Versafine InkWide Stripe Background StampBasic Rhinestones Jewel Accents

Please leave a comment below letting me know what you think!

~Kymona

 

Hello World, How are you?

Hello everyone!  I’m in such a great mood today, I can’t stop smiling.  I’ve been working really hard at my craft and slowly by surely its paying off.  So, I’m really proud of myself.

I’m here today with a card for the Muse Challenge #69. This is my first time playing along with them so I hope I don’t disappoint them.

Cornelia was chosen to create the Guest Muse this week and her card is full of bright colors, a cool technique and FUN!

Here is her card:

Cornelia

My job is to use the Muse card as inspiration and create one of my own.

When I looked at Cornelia’s card, it reminded me of my all time favorite technique, WATER-COLORING!!!  I love how she made the colors mix with one another and the splatters across the card.

So I knew right away that I had to pull out my Koi watercolors.  I decided that I wanted to use colors I hardly use that are bright and will stand out on the black cardstock I wanted to use.

Before I painted, I scored the watercolor paper to give it added texture.

I used colors #3, 12, and 16 to create my sentiment and hearts. You can see the colors on my swatch here.

Like Cornelia’s card I wanted to create a one layer card so I decided to create an inlay card with my sentiment and hearts.  So, I die cut my sentiment and hearts from the watercolor piece.

helloswatch

After I cut out all of my pieces that I need to create my card, I realized that I wanted my card to have a stitch edge so to create that I had to use my large journal stitch die, which in turn cut off a portion of my card.  I was ok with that because I love the stitch edge. That idea came from Nichol Magouirk.

After that cut, my card was no longer a one layer card.  I put all of the piece together and here is what I came up with.

Here is my card:

Hello

I added sequin, enamel dots and rhinestones to resemble Cornelia’s paint splatters.  I choose colors that were close to my watercolor sentiment and hearts.

Sooooo, what do you think? No stamping required. I love how it came out.

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsBasic Black CSLargeStitchedJournalingCardScripty HelloHello Sunshine Mixed SequinsBrights Candy DotsBasic Rhinestones Jewel AccentsStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveStampin' DimensionalsclassiccrestsolarwhtieWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

What is Texture?

Happy Friday everyone!!! Today couldn’t get here fast enough.  The week was dragging and cold.  To keep my cool, I joined Addicted to CAS Challenge this week.  Their code word is Texture. How interesting!!  How often do you get a card with texture on it.  Think about it.

So, the question is what is texture?

According to Webster, texture is the visual and especially tactile quality of a surface.  For example a rough texture.

Well that is interesting, who wants a card with a rough texture.  When you think of cards, you think pretty, smooth, subtle, funny, and bright.  So how does texture play apart on a greeting card.

I will show you, take a look at the card I came up with.

Life

Can you say texture?  Yes, you can!! Guess what, it is rough!!!  It’s a pretty rough card!!

Life side

You can see the thickness of this textured butterfly.

Life close up

I saw Laura Bassen create a card like this and I wanted to give it a try.

1. I die cut 4 butterflies from Papertrey Ink’s Life is Beautiful die cut to create a butterfly stencil.

2. I attached the stencil to my white cardstock.

3.  I mixed two distress inks colors with embossing paste.

4. I spread a thick coat of the color embossing paste over my heart stencil.

5. Once I was done applying the paste, I lifted the butterfly stencil and WALA!!

Have you notice that one of my butterfly antenna’s are missing.  I think that is the beauty of this card and that is why I use the sentiment “Life”!  Life isn’t perfect and sometimes neither are we.

I hope you like my card just as much as I like it.

BTH: My seven year old daughter made a card for this challenge as well, take a look here.

Supplies used:

Basic Black CSWhisper WhiteStrawberry SlushDaffodil Delight CSDistress Ink Mustard SeedDistress Inks Picked RaspberryLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetWe R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

 

Please leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.

~Kymona

Watercolor Butterflies

How beautiful are butterflies??  Have you ever seen one up close and personal? Did you know no two butterflies are alike.  How amazing is that!!

Today’s card is of beautiful butterflies that were created with water-coloring!!  Amazing, simply amazing I must say.  If you’ve been following me for the past 4 weeks, you know that water-coloring is my favorite and I vowed to create a card once a week.

Well here it is.  My watercolor butterflies!! I made this card to play along with Papertrey Ink’s Make It Monday #166:Debossing Stamped Images.

Before I show you the card, I have to say this was the hardest card I’ve ever made.  The stamping was easy, it was the debossing that had me stuck for a while.  I just couldn’t do it like Dawn Movey showed us in her video.

She used her die to deboss instead of cutting the paper.  I kept cutting the paper instead of debossing.  So to fix my problem I turned the die upside down and debossed my butterflies like that.  I was able to create detail but not as much as Dawn did.  The inside of the wings didn’t deboss.  When I finally finish the card, I didn’t mind the look.  The watercolor really made the card for me.

What do you think?

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I used my Koi Watercolors #2,12, and 20 for the beautiful colors on my card. I created a swatch that you can view here.

To accomplish that look I:

1. Added the three different colors to my clear block one color at a time, mixing the colors where they meet.

2. I misted the colors with water then pressed my stamp onto the block.

3. I stamped my cardstock 3 different times, picking up more ink after every stamp.

4.  After the watercolor dried, I stamped my sentiment in Versafine ink.

5.  I turned my butterfly die upside down and debossed 3 different times.

6. I added iridescent rhinestones.

The instructions are simple but I had the hardest time doing the debossing.  I tried to make this card 5 times before I came up with the card above.  The water-coloring was fun!

Supplies used:

Canson Watercolor PaperKio WaterColorsLife is Beautiful DieLife is Beautiful Stamp SetStampin' TrimmerSnail AdhesiveBig Shot Die-Cut MachineMagnetic PlatformDiamond GemsOnyx Versafine

Please let me know what you think.

~Kymona

 

My Weekly Wishes #2…Yayyy

Last week, I introduced everyone into my private life by listing my weekly wishes.  Its time to see if I’ve  accomplished them and to list my new wishes for this week.

Weekly-Wishes-Button

Last Weeks Wishes #1 were:

1. To create a gratitude journal – I haven’t had a chance to start this.

2. To take a photography course – I register in a course that will start June 30.  I’m excited about this.  I will take all of you on this journey with me.

3. Set up an email newsletter on my blog – I haven’t completed this but I did start.

4. Set a date that my daughter will post on her blog – The date is Friday, that way both of us have time to sit and work on her blog.

5. Get some sleep – I’ve made a conscience effort to get to my bed before 12 midnight.  I want to bring that down to 10 but that might be a little hard.

 

This Weeks Wishes #2 are:

1. TO CREATE A GRATITUDE JOURNAL

2. COMPLETE MY EMAIL NEWSLETTER FOR MY BLOG

3.  STICK TO AN IMPORTANT DEADLINE

I was asked to participate in a creative blog hop and I have to stick to my deadlines.  This is a first for me so I’m so excited.  I want everything to go right!

I only have three wishes this week because my last wish is a big one for me.  I’m so excited, I’m getting things done and having fun doing it.

If you want to join in on the fun, you can either click the Weekly Wishes banner above or click here.  Hope to see you there.

~Kymona

Flowers Any One….

Hello everyone, I’m back again with another card for CASology Week 96: Flower challenge.  I am pushing this one.  I only have 1 hour and 58 minutes to submit my card.

This see how I do under pressure!!!!

I stopped at McDonalds to pick up a large coffee for my mother yesterday morning and I saw these leaves that was just watered and the water was just sitting on the leaves.  They looks so pretty, I had to take a picture of them.

Water on the leaves

What a great way to start the morning!!  They leaves were so still that the water drops just sat there so peacefully.  I love it.

My card today gives me that same feeling.  Very peaceful with very vibrant colors.  I used Simon Says Stamp June Card Kit to create my card.

Love is everything front

The inspiration for this card came from Sarah Moerman.

No long talking today, I only have 1 hour and 45 minutes to get my card in.

What do you think?

Supplies used:

SSS June Card Kitpure poppyPTI Tropical TealPTI Summer Sunrise Inkblueberry skyCN Enamel heartsMME Enamel DotsSnail AdhesiveStampin' Trimmer

Please leave me a comment.

~Kymona